Out Now: Al Tourettes – Swan Sketch EP – Baselogic
Is the title of this a nod to the track Al Tourettes had featured in Darren Arrenofsky’s phycologically affecting Black Swan film. Kicking off the release from the outset of ‘Swan Sketch’ a dark tension bubbles under the surface of Al Tourettes beats here, if you’ve seen him live it has the same feel of the build up of his sets. Datasette’s on remix duty reworking this track – building in a twist of synth funk into deep beats.
The other two tracks while still with dark undertones have got a playful feel to them, synth stabs build ‘Universe’ up into a deep electro bass track, yet with a twist of syncopation built in to the underlying groove. This is the first full release in a long time for Al Tourettes and comes on Bloc’s label Baselogic carrying on where Ed Chamberlain left off with his mutated bass tracks.